1. Year 9 Violinist Performing in ‘World Premiere’ Concert

    Year 9 Violinist Performing in ‘World Premiere’ Concert

    Mentone Girls’ Grammar School year 9 student, Maddisyn Dixon-Whitbourne, will be performing two musical works in a world premiere at Hamer Hall, Melbourne in December. Maddisyn was selected as one of 12 ‘exceptional young musicians’ to...

  2. Peter Pan: Defying Gravity and Gender Stereotypes

    Peter Pan: Defying Gravity and Gender Stereotypes

    Opening its curtains on Wednesday 23 August, Mentone Girls’ Grammar’s sharp adaption of J.M Barrie’s, Peter Pan, promises to keep audiences on the edge of their seat. Renowned for challenging gender stereotypes, the School has cast two...

  3. Mapping out Careers

    Mapping out Careers

    On Wednesday 26 July, our students in Years 9 – 12 were provided with a unique opportunity to consider their post-school options by listening to the entertaining stories about the complexities of navigating adulthood from past Mentone Girls’...

  4. Enterprise Learning for an Unknown Future

    Enterprise Learning for an Unknown Future

    In order to develop an enterprising mindset and be financially savvy, students in Years 7 - 12 were all eyes and ears at the School’s Enterprise Academy workshops on Monday 24 July, facilitated by Commonwealth Bank’s Start Smart program....

  5. Twins' Dance Tells Stories

    Twins' Dance Tells Stories

    Year 9 students at Mentone Girls' Grammar, Hailey and Amber Shepherd, were featured in the Moorabbin Kingston Leader this week (w/c 24 July) as they prepare to take the stage at the Schoolaerobics & Dancestar Australian Championships in...

  6. Enterprise Education – Real World, Right Now

    Enterprise Education – Real World, Right Now

    As part of Mentone Girls’ Grammar’s focus on developing enterprise skills and mindset, five Year 10 students recently immersed themselves in the real world business environment at toy creator, Moose Toys. The company’s Mindshop...

  7. Year 6 Twins Conquer South Korea Cycling Track

    Year 6 Twins Conquer South Korea Cycling Track

    Mentone Girls’ Grammar students, Mia and Georgia Bellette, were apprehensive when their parents told them they’d be cycling 700km around South Korea during the winter holidays, but as it turned out, it was the experience of a lifetime. The...

  8. Year 8 Student Wins Two Medals at Australian Gymnastic Championships

    Year 8 Student Wins Two Medals at Australian Gymnastic Championships

    Year 8 student at Mentone Girls’ Grammar School, Sunday Hollingsworth, impressed judges at the 2017 Australian Gymnastics Championships earlier this month, winning a gold and silver medal in two trampolining events. Sunday, aged 12, competed in...

  9. Mentone Girls' students attend Olympic Academy

    Mentone Girls' students attend Olympic Academy

    Mentone Girls’ Grammar School Captain Maddie Royle was presented with the prestigious Pierre de Coubertin Award by Rio Gold Medallist Catherine Skinner OAM at a Victorian Olympic Council ceremony today at the MCG. Named after the founder of the...

  10. Mentone Girls' dance into National Champs

    Mentone Girls' dance into National Champs

    Mentone Girls’ Grammar will represent Victoria enmass at the National Championships in Queensland after dominating the Dancestar & Glee State Finals at the weekend. The School will send 63 girls across the Dancestar, Glee and Schoolaerobics...

  11. Oh What a Night! Year 7 Create

    Oh What a Night! Year 7 Create

    On Friday 16 June, Year 7 students at Mentone Girls’ Grammar wowed audiences with their impressive showcase of work at the annual Year 7 Create event. The evening comprised of wonderful instrumental musical items and drama performances that the...

  12. Senior Enterprise Showcase Incredible Businesses

    Senior Enterprise Showcase Incredible Businesses

    Students in Years 6 - 12 showcased their latest business ventures at the Senior Enterprise market on Tuesday 13 June in our dynamic Enterprise Academy. There were some incredible products on display – all skilfully designed, constructed and promoted...

  13. Junior House Choral Competition

    Junior House Choral Competition

    The Mentone Girls’ Grammar Junior House Choral Competition was an impressive display of talent on Friday 9 June as our primary students battled it out through song for the 2017 trophy. We were delighted to welcome special guest and highly acclaimed...

  14. Mentone Girls’ Grammar Create Sustainable Mattress for Homeless

    Mentone Girls’ Grammar Create Sustainable Mattress for Homeless

    A group of Year 9 students have been working hard to create environmentally-friendly sleeping mats for the homeless, using nothing but plastic bags as the core material. As an alternative to cardboard mats, the Mentone girls have been recycling their...

  15. Junior String Orchestra Receive Gold at Vic School Music Festival

    Junior String Orchestra Receive Gold at Vic School Music Festival

    The Mentone Girls’ Grammar Junior String Orchestra wowed judges at the Victorian School Music Festival (VSMF) at the Hawthorn Town Hall on Tuesday 6 June, where they received a Gold rating for their exceptional performances. The VSMF invites school...

  16. Mentone Ballerina Dances in “Nutcracker – The Story of Clara” with The Australian Ballet

    Mentone Ballerina Dances in “Nutcracker – The Story of Clara” with The Australian Ballet

    Year 8 student, Rebekah Kennedy, is currently dancing in The Australian Ballet’s production of Nutcracker – The Story of Clara at Arts Centre Melbourne. Rebekah, aged 13, has been training in The Australian Ballet School’s After School...

  17. Mentone Girls' Grammar Qualify for Aerobics Nationals

    Mentone Girls' Grammar Qualify for Aerobics Nationals

    Mentone Girls' Grammar School dominated the Victoria Schoolaerobics State Finals over the weekend (3 – 4 June) after winning an outstanding 18 medals and will now be gearing up for the Nationals Competition in Queensland later this year. We were...

  18. GSV Cross Country Championships

    GSV Cross Country Championships

    Mentone Girls’ Grammar ‘Mighty Meerkats’ have blitzed competition at the Girl Sport Victoria (GSV) Cross Country Championships on Friday 2 June at Bundoora Park, with incredible displays of teamwork and endurance. Students in the Primary...

  19. Camp Awakenings

    Camp Awakenings

    Three students in Year 9 have stepped outside of their comfort zones after choosing to attend a 2½ day personal development camp run through the Rotary Club of Dingley Village. Facilitated by one of our long-serving staff members, Science Teacher,...

  20. Mentone Gymnast Prepares to Take the Stage at National Championships

    Mentone Gymnast Prepares to Take the Stage at National Championships

    Year 12 student, Emily Barrow, is gearing up to compete at the 2017 Australian Gymnastics Championships at the Hisense Arena this weekend. The young gymnast first started gymnastics in Prep and has been actively involved in competitions throughout her...

  21. Masters of Coding

    Masters of Coding

    By Michelle Dennis, Head of Digital Technologies It has been predicted that the average young person will have 17 different jobs across five different industries throughout their lifetime. This is an astonishing statistic considering most of us have grown...

  22. Junior School Cultural Infusion Day

    Junior School Cultural Infusion Day

    On Friday 26 May, Mentone Girls’ Grammar Junior Students took part in a full-day Aboriginal history program which aimed to develop their understanding of cultural awareness and learning. Hosted by Cultural Infusion, students from Early Learning...

  23. Junior School Wow Audience at Music Concert

    Junior School Wow Audience at Music Concert

    Mentone Girls’ Junior School students showcased their developing musical abilities to a packed hall of parents, family friends and staff on Wednesday night (24 May) at the mid-year music concert. Hosted by Year 6 Music Captains, Scarlet Harrison and...

  24. Year 4s Showcase Business Ventures at KIDpreneur Market

    Year 4s Showcase Business Ventures at KIDpreneur Market

    The School’s Enterprise Academy was awash with activity on Tuesday 23 May when our Year 4 budding entrepreneurs showcased their latest business ventures at a Club Kidpreneur Market run through the Academy. There were some incredible products on...

  25. Old Girl Donates Beautiful Peruvian Painting to School

    Old Girl Donates Beautiful Peruvian Painting to School

    Samantha Antolini from the Class of 2014 was reminded of Mentone Girls’ Grammar while wandering around the Peruvian city of Cusco and wanted to do something to say thank you to her former school and teachers. Ms Antolini generously donated a...

  26. Founder's Day Service

    Founder's Day Service

    On 19 May, 118 years ago, the founders of Mentone Girls’ Grammar School, The Simpson family, opened a school with only six pupils who were taught in the dining room of their family home. Today the School, now with more than 750 students across a...

  27. Enterprise Academy in Action

    Enterprise Academy in Action

    As the use of technology continues to evolve and expand at a rapid rate, today’s Mentone Girls’ Grammar students are looking beyond the classroom to learn the skills needed in a changing world. Members of the Senior Enterprise Group were given...

  28. 2017 House Dance

    2017 House Dance

    The 2017 House Dance Competition was an impressive display of creativity, talent and quirky costumes. Hosted by teachers (or shall we say students…) Clairette, Trentette and Lisette, all Houses displayed immense enthusiasm and shook Prudence Lewty...

  29. Mentone Girls' Grammar teams qualify for Schoolaerobics State Finals

    Mentone Girls' Grammar teams qualify for Schoolaerobics State Finals

    Mentone Girls' Grammar School dominated the Victoria Schoolaerobics Preliminaries Competition during a three-day event in Geelong, successfully qualifying 15 teams and 9 soloists to the State Finals. The school was represented by 125 students from...

  30. Mother's Day Delight

    Mother's Day Delight

    With Mother’s Day approaching on Sunday 14 May, our School has been buzzing with celebrations non-stop all day! The Mother’s Day Breakfast was a wonderful and relaxing occasion, bringing together mums and daughters from Years 7 – 12. The...

  31. Making the Prep Connection

    Making the Prep Connection

    Choosing a school for your child and starting school are two of the biggest moments in both a child’s and parent’s life. The transition to school can involve many emotions and here at Mentone Girls’ Grammar we aim to make the experience...

  32. Mentone Girls’ Grammar Qualify for Dancestar and Glee State Finals

    Mentone Girls’ Grammar Qualify for Dancestar and Glee State Finals

    Mentone Girls' Grammar School dominated the Dancestar & Glee Victorian Preliminaries Competition in Ringwood over the weekend (Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 May) and successfully qualified for State Finals in all their respective categories. The school...

  33. Year 9 Cellist Joins Prestigious Youth Orchestra

    Year 9 Cellist Joins Prestigious Youth Orchestra

    Year 9 student, Laura Gu, will perform the cello in a Mozart Mania concert on Saturday 27 May after being selected in Melbourne’s premier high-performing cultural youth ensemble, the Australian New Goldberg Orchestra (ANGO). The young cellist, who...

  34. Mentone Girls’ Grammar Launches Construction for New Wellbeing Precinct

    Mentone Girls’ Grammar Launches Construction for New Wellbeing Precinct

    Mentone Girls’ Grammar School will ‘break ground’ in April on its highly anticipated Aquatic Centre and Outdoor Multipurpose Playing Fields, which will complete its bold vision to develop a state-of-the-art Wellbeing Precinct for...

  35. Making Waves at GSV Swimming Finals Night

    Making Waves at GSV Swimming Finals Night

    After months of early morning training sessions, the Mentone Girls’ Grammar swimming squad qualified for Division 1 at the Girl Sport Victoria (GSV) Swimming Championships, ranking Top 8 amongst 24 other GSV schools across the state. Due to their...

  36. Kicking Goals at Mentone Girls' Sports Excellence Camp

    Kicking Goals at Mentone Girls' Sports Excellence Camp

    Mentone Girls’ Grammar has seen an increased interest in its innovative Sports Excellence Camp; a selective entry program designed to hone the skills and competitive edge of the School’s most promising and dedicated sportswomen and will expand...

  37. Robocats win Asia-PAC FIRST® Robotics Competition

    Robocats win Asia-PAC FIRST® Robotics Competition

    Six students now have their sights firmly set on the World Championships in the USA after their team won the Asia-PAC FIRST® Robotics Competition held in Sydney last weekend, 17 –19 March. Year 9 and 10 students, Eloise Grant, Josie Symons,...

  38. A Bold New Wellbeing Vision

    A Bold New Wellbeing Vision

    Every day we strive to develop strong, confident Mentone Girls. In line with this goal, we are very excited by our vision to create a Wellbeing Precinct that will transform one-third of our physical campus. The first stage of our Wellbeing Precinct began...

  39. Gearing Up for CIS Accreditation

    Gearing Up for CIS Accreditation

    By Kay McCullough, Senior Vice Principal In an increasingly interconnected world, today’s young generation needs to develop the skills of leadership, intercultural competency and multilingualism to engage in a global world. Young people need to...

  40. A Safe and Supportive School

    A Safe and Supportive School

    By Jo Frost, Vice Principal (Wellbeing)/Head of Senior School Every day we strive to develop strong, confident Mentone Girls. As Vice Principal (Wellbeing), I have been working extensively with our staff since 2015 to ensure that we continue to provide a...

  41. Outstanding Success for the Class of 2016

    Outstanding Success for the Class of 2016

    By Fran Reddan, Principal It is with great pleasure that I congratulate the Class of 2016 on their outstanding VCE achievements. We are particularly delighted to announce that our 2016 Dux, Lily Shen, has obtained the highest possible Australian Tertiary...

  42. Principal presented with School Leader's Award

    Principal presented with School Leader's Award

    We are delighted to announce that Principal Fran Reddan was recently presented with the 2016 School Library of Victoria (SLAV) School Leader’s Award. The SLAV School Leader’s Award is made to a school leader who demonstrates outstanding...

  43. Six Students Receive Duke of Edinburgh 'Gold' Award

    Six Students Receive Duke of Edinburgh 'Gold' Award

    Six Year 12 students graduating from Mentone Girls’ Grammar School this year have got a head-start on their CVs by receiving the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. Three of the students attended a recent ceremony (pictured above L-R:...

  44. A Day of Tears, Tributes and Tradition

    A Day of Tears, Tributes and Tradition

    By Fran Reddan, Principal Valedictory Day is a long-standing tradition of our School’s rich history. Many schools have tried, but none that I know of captures the intensity and connection of students and their School in quite the same way....

  45. Bridging the Gender Pay Gap

    Bridging the Gender Pay Gap

    As an all-girls’ school, there is no argument that we want our students to receive the same opportunities, treatment and pay as their male counterparts. However, pay equity in Australia is a slow battle that will most likely span over 100 years as...

  46. Mentone Girls’ Grammar Honoured on the 2016 Innovative Schools List

    Mentone Girls’ Grammar Honoured on the 2016 Innovative Schools List

    We are thrilled to announce that Mentone Girls' Grammar has been named one of The Educator magazine’s 2016 Innovative Schools! Only 40 schools across Australia have received this accolade, which celebrates impressive initiatives that schools...

  47. Schools Where We Can Be Free and Safe to Learn

    Schools Where We Can Be Free and Safe to Learn

    By Fran Reddan, Principal A new Melbourne University study by Dr Chris Ryan has confirmed that girls in single-sex schools are more likely to enjoy and be confident in mathematics and science than girls in co-educational schools – you might have...

  48. We are now a Club Kidpreneur Hero School!

    We are now a Club Kidpreneur Hero School!

    By Ann Mathers, Head of Junior School As a School dedicated to future-focussed education and interactive, experiential learning, we are delighted to announce that Mentone Girls' Grammar is now a Club Kidpreneur Hero School. So far, we are the only...

  49. Mentone Girls Excel at National Aerobics Competition

    Mentone Girls Excel at National Aerobics Competition

    Over 60 students at Mentone Girls' Grammar School recently competed in the highly-esteemed Schoolaerobics, Dancestar and Glee Australian National Championships at the Gold Coast Convention Centre, taking home an astonishing 15 medals. The school was...

  50. Virtual Reality is here....so what's next?

    Virtual Reality is here....so what's next?

    By Michelle Dennis, eLearning Manager Imagine a future when smart clothing can monitor your health. A future where technology is both everywhere and invisible. Christmas shopping no longer involves braving the crowds, but downloading a design ‘on...

  51. Girls Getting Real: Our Journey

    Girls Getting Real: Our Journey

    By Lara Silkoff, School Psychologist We can change the world with stories. This was one of the key things I learnt at the Alliance of Girls’ Schools Australasia Conference in Brisbane where I presented our program, Girls Getting Real: Loving the...

  52. The Enterprise Academy is Officially Open

    The Enterprise Academy is Officially Open

    On Friday 22 July, Mentone Girls’ Grammar opened its brand new Enterprise Academy with global entrepreneur and high-octane adventurer, Creel Price. The Enterprise Academy will provide greater visibility and space for the School’s strategic...

  53. Raising Confident and Capable Girls

    Raising Confident and Capable Girls

    By Fran Reddan, Principal Raising confident and capable girls is no small task. As our students experience new opportunities and life lessons, parents too, need to adapt their techniques and recognise the importance of modern parenting in a...

  54. Natalie Bassingthwaighte shines at Remarkable Women gala evening

    Natalie Bassingthwaighte shines at Remarkable Women gala evening

    On Friday 18 March, we were delighted to host the 2016 Remarkable Women Series gala evening, inspired by the glitz and glamour of the 1920s. Held at the prestigious Royal Melbourne Golf Club, the evening commenced with an official welcome by Principal,...

  55. The Kerferd Library joins 2015 Honours List

    The Kerferd Library joins 2015 Honours List

    We are extremely proud to announce that The Kerferd Library at Mentone Girls’ Grammar School has been listed in the 2015 Honours List for Great School Libraries by FAIR (Freedom of Access to Information and Resources). Joining 213 other schools...

  56. Our Head of Sport is quick off the mark

    Our Head of Sport is quick off the mark

    The way Libby Lewin speaks about the power of sport makes you want to jump up and grab a tennis racquet – and as she points out, there’s no excuse not to. “We are so lucky living in Bayside because we have an abundance of sporting...

  57. ELC vs Care: what is the difference?

    ELC vs Care: what is the difference?

    Melbourne is Australia’s fastest growing city and population density is on a trajectory of rapid increase. As a result, childcare centres are popping up, seemingly on every corner, to meet the demand from busy parents. Unfortunately, the difference...

  58. Ranked Top 14 in VCE Results

    Ranked Top 14 in VCE Results

    By Fran Reddan, Principal It is with great pleasure that I congratulate the Class of 2015 on their outstanding VCE achievements. I am so proud of each and every student for rising to meet our high expectations and achieving their own personal bests. For...

  59. Head of Curriculum featured in The Age

    Head of Curriculum featured in The Age

    We are very proud of our long-term staff member and Head of Curriculum, Mrs Marilyn Wiber, who was featured in The Age for her service to VCE assessment in Geography. Read the article here.

  60. Junior School’s state of play

    Junior School’s state of play

    By Ann Mathers, Head of Junior School Recently, we held the grand opening of our new Junior School playground area to provide more active play space for students. The girls were overjoyed with their new area, after spending many weeks of lunchtimes...

  61. Why a girls school

    Why a girls school

    As the Principal of a girls’ school, I am often asked why I stand behind single-sex education for girls. Sometimes I forget that not everyone can step outside their office and see what I see - so here is the research.

  62. The Australian Maths Crisis

    The Australian Maths Crisis

    It's no secret that Australia is facing a Maths Crisis. The Financial Review reported that "Mathematics is in a death spiral in Australian schools... Worse, and more puzzling, is a collapse in girls ­studying maths and science." At Mentone Girls' Grammar we are exceptionally proud to be one of the few schools who buck the trend. Here's how...

  63. A 21st century princess

    A 21st century princess

    By Fiona Shepherd, ELC Team Leader Princesses have come a long way from the timid damsels-in-distress of our grandmothers' storybooks. With characters like Princess Elsa, and books like Don’t Kiss the Frog, young girls can see that strong, smart...

  64. What is a community good for?

    What is a community good for?

    By Julie Falconer, Parents’ Association President The power of one, the strength of many. That’s the schools strategic theme for this year. But what does it mean for us as parents? We have a brilliant school community; I see it every day when...

  65. Where are they now?

    Where are they now?

    By Kelly Jedd, Head of Careers and Enterprise It has been an exciting start to the year, meeting students and finding out what adventures our newest graduates have embarked on, and what courses they will soon be entering. You never know where you might...

  66. Janice M Douglas OAM

    Janice M Douglas OAM

    It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Past Principal, Mrs Janice M Douglas OAM, who lost her battle with illness on Saturday 10 January 2015. Our thoughts and prayers are with Janice’s family and friends at this difficult time....